So far, 175 Edmonton police Tasers were tested, 15 of which didn’t make the grade. Most of them delivered a slower “pulse rate” than they were supposed to. [LINK]
The X26 taser is supposedly digitally-controlled. The pulse rate shouldn't vary. It should be based on a crystal oscillator that clocks the CPU. Crystal oscillators shouldn't change more than a tiny fraction of 1% *.
(* Like any cheap digital wrist watch, even a 1% error would be an error of 14 minutes per day for a wrist watch.)
If the pulse rate of an X26 taser isn't almost exactly bang-on the specified value, then something is very fishy.
Are the Edmonton Police still using the older "Advanced" (sic) M26 taser? It has a sloppy and obviously-primitive design and its specified pulse rate tolerance is an amazing "+/- 25%".
What's going on?
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